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Governor Susana Martinez Announces DWI Superblitz Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

on March 16, 2018 - 2:34pm



  • Also Announces Decrease in DWI Fatalities

SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that law enforcement across the state will be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunk driving during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The Governor also announced that last year DWI fatalities were down about 16 percent compared to 2016.

“If you drink and drive you’re putting every life you come across on the road in danger,” Martinez said. “Driving drunk is unacceptable and dangerous. It’s also 100 percent preventable.

New Mexico Democrats Announce $16 Million Grant To Repair Southwest Chief Line

on March 8, 2018 - 9:38am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded New Mexico’s Colfax County a $16 million grant to replace segments of aging rail line on which Amtrak’s Southwest Chief operates.
The grant, which was awarded under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, will fund critical repair work in New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado.

La Cueva Road Closed For Emergency Repairs

on March 6, 2018 - 2:39pm

Starting immediately, La Cueva will be closed for a period of two days to conduct emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line. Courtesy/DPU


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has contracted with Paul Parker Construction to conduct emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line that crosses La Cueva Street just north of Barranca Road. 

Starting immediately, La Cueva will be closed for a period of two days at the section of road where excavation is underway. Local traffic will be rerouted on Cascabel Street to access La Cueva properties north of the closure.

Los Alamos Switchgear Substation Arrives In Town

on March 4, 2018 - 10:17am

The scene of one of two semi-trucks hauling the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) Friday on N.M. 4. The oversize load turned onto the Truck Route, impacting traffic for approximately 20 minutes to allow the west traveling semi-trucks to cross traffic and enter the area behind the Eco Station where they delivered the LASS on a prepared pad. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Nature Center Talk: Jean Dewart On Pacific Crest Trail

on March 4, 2018 - 7:28am
Jean Dewart on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Jean Dewart will share her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, where she covered 235-miles in Oregon.
Regardless of all the difficulties in this endeavor, Jean spent six months training with multiple experimental loads in her backpack, pouring over route maps, and planning resupply positions. Not only will her presentation cover the stories of the trail, but Jean will also share how to prepare for such a hike.
Jean is a Los Alamos hiker,

La Vista Church Members Travel To Africa

on March 4, 2018 - 7:25am
Pictured here is the final Sunday of Pastor Raul Granillo’s trip at the Area 25 Church of the Nazarene in Lilongwe, Malawi. Granillo was invited to share the message for the worship service. Almost all services in Malawi are done in both English and in Chichewan. English is the official language but many of the people only speak Chichewan. The man to his right is Pastor Chrispine Mwantey. He is the associate pastor at the church and served as the Chichewan interpreter. Courtesy photo
Three members of the La Vista Church of the Nazarene traveled Feb.

UPDATE: Oversize Load Arriving Friday Afternoon!

on March 1, 2018 - 4:38pm


Delivery of the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) is delayed, according to officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.

The large oversize load, arriving on two commercial semi-trucks will arrive in the early afternoon Friday, March 2, rather than in the morning as stated previously.

Traffic on East Jemez Road, also known as the Truck Route, will be impacted for approximately 20 minutes to allow the west traveling semi-trucks to cross traffic to enter the area behind the Eco Station.

Flaggers on the Truck Route will be stationed and traffic control

Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Road Improvements

on February 28, 2018 - 6:38am
The Public Works Department invites the community to attend a public meeting to discuss the next phase of an upcoming road improvement project within the Cumbres Del Sol Subdivision.
The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Transportation Board’s regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Boards and Commissions Room 110 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
Proposed improvements include roadway reconstruction of the following streets:
  • Camino Manzana from Camino Durasnilla to Camino Uva;
  • Camino Mora from Camino Cereza to Camino Uva;

Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

on February 27, 2018 - 6:55am
SANTA FE The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s second amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  
The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until March 16, 2018. The

Oversized Load To Impact Truck Route Friday

on February 26, 2018 - 5:50pm



  • Delivery Scheduled for 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, March 2 

Two commercial semi-trucks will be delivering an oversized load to an area west of the Eco Station at 3701 East Jemez Road., according to officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

Delivery of the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) is scheduled for some time between 9 a.m.

LAHS Graduates Olguin And Kirk In Tokyo

on February 20, 2018 - 5:32am

Two Los Alamos High School graduates, each making the community proud in very different ways, meet up at Disney Tokyo in Japan; A1C Danekah Olguin who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Tokyo and Alex Kirk who is playing professional basketball with Alvark Tokyo. Courtesy photo

Caution: Roads Getting Slick In Los Alamos Area

on February 19, 2018 - 4:29pm

Caution: Roads are getting slick throughout Los Alamos due to today's rain and hail including this intersection at 4 p.m. today with the temperature at 32 degrees and dropping at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LAPS: ‘Just Stop!’ For Our School Buses

on February 13, 2018 - 11:11am

LAPS kicks off bus safety campaign Wednesday called, ‘Just Stop!’ Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will be kicking off its bus safety campaign Feb. 14 called, “Just Stop!” in order to encourage drivers in Los Alamos to be extra vigilant and stop when the stop arm is extended on school buses.

Over the course of the next few weeks, LAPS will be displaying signs and banners across the county to remind drivers to be careful.

Since the beginning of the school year, and even the start of the new semester, LAPS Director of Facilities and Transportation Keith Rosenbaum has

Hadassah: ‘Perspectives From A Visit To Cuba’ Feb. 19

on February 11, 2018 - 1:09am

A 1950’s car in Cuba. Photo by Martin Cooper
A tobacco farmer in Cuba. Photo by Martin Cooper
Los Alamos

Cuba, a country closed to American tourism for many years, remains a mystery to many of us. Local photographer Martin Cooper will give an inside glimpse into this fascinating and mysterious country as he presents a slide show of his recent trip there.

The event, which is sponsored by Hadassah, is 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the White Rock Branch Library.

“This was an extraordinary opportunity to see a country that has been frozen in time since the communist takeover by

News Alert: Crash At 502 On-ramp ... Use Truck Route

on January 29, 2018 - 9:10am

News Alert:

The Los Alamos Police Department has asked anyone traveling from White Rock to Los Alamos this morning to use the truck route due to an accident at the on-ramp at 502 and N.M. 4.

Police and fire personnel are on the scene. Traffic flow is continuing slowly up the Main Hill Road, however, LAPD strongly suggests using the truck route.





State Police: February Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols

on January 27, 2018 - 7:53am

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of February 2018.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving. 

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

  • Who: New

UPDATE: Date Change For Tour WWII Museum In New Orleans

on January 27, 2018 - 6:13am


The dates to travel to the WWII Museum in New Orleans for Los Alamos area veterans and their friends have changed. The dates are now Monday, April 23 to Saturday, April 28. Reservatons for lodging are critical and will still be needed by Feb. 1 due to high seasonal demand.

The bus departs Los Alamos Saturday, April 21 and returns April 26. Reservatons for lodging are critical by Feb. 1 due to high seasonal demand.

The Museum is the main focus of this group and two days are planned for viewing the many displays.

Construction On N.M. 502 Shoulder Begins Tuesday

on January 18, 2018 - 3:04pm


The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities has announced that crews with its electric distribution division will begin construction activities on the north shoulder of N.M. 502, just west of Camino Entrada. 

Weather permitting, work may begin Tuesday, Jan. 23 and continue through the month of February. 

 Working 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, crews will be upgrading equipment in the area to improve electric reliability for the adjacent neighborhoods. 

The project footprint is limited to the shoulder and should have minimal impacts on traffic. 

Daily Post Reporter Spots Humpback Whales

on January 18, 2018 - 6:57am

On the final day of her vacation Monday in Antarctica, Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey photographs a citizen science data collection activity she took part in at Dallmann Bay. The team collected samples of phytoplankton, which are the organisms that krill feed on. The study is looking at whether climate change has any effect on phytoplankton populations. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Three humpback whales are spotted Monday morning while in route to Port Lockroy in Antarctica. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Annual 8th Grade Washington, D.C Spring Break Trip

on January 18, 2018 - 6:53am
Last year Demitrius Sisneros showed kindness to his classmate Kent Teshima. After days of vigorous walking in DC, Kent's legs were really hurting. They wanted no part of a wheelchair so his buddy Demitrius carried him all over DC for the next two days, including up and down the stairs of the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials! Courtesy photo
LAMS News:
There's still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, DC. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip.

State Transportation Commission To Meet Wednesday

on January 16, 2018 - 7:19am
SANTA FE  The State Transportation Commission will hold a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the NMDOT General Office Training Rooms 1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87504.  
The six member governor-appointed commission determines policy for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Community members are invited to attend and time will be allotted for public comment. 
The agenda is available on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s website or by calling (505).827.5258.

Daily Post Reporter Spots Giant Elephant Seals

on January 14, 2018 - 6:14am

Giant elephant seals spotted Friday on Jenny Island in Antarctica by Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey who is vacationing in the area. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Giant elephant seals. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

NCRTD: Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule

on January 12, 2018 - 12:28pm


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) schedule and closures for the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 15:

RTD “Blue Bus” and RTD Chile Line routes will not be in service with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe, and the 341 TSV Green route to Taos Ski Valley, which will operate on its normal weekday schedule.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare-based bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses more than 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico


Mountaineers: A Month In South Africa: Climbing, Cuisine, Culture, More Climbing And Critters Jan. 23

on January 12, 2018 - 8:10am
Sarah Gustafson of Los Alamos climbing at Waterfall Boven in South Africa. Courtesy/Los Alamos Mountaineers
The Los Alamos Mountaineers monthly program features a talk by Los Alamos residents Sarah and John Gustafson describing their trip to South Africa in August 2017, including climbing at Waterfall Boven, consorting with penguins, cruising for lions, contemplating South African culture, and consuming exquisite cuisine.

The meeting is Tuesday. Jan. 23 in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey Tours Neko Harbor In Antarctica

on January 12, 2018 - 7:08am
During her vacation Thursday in Antarctica, Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey takes a tour of Neko Harbor, an inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula on Andvord Bay. Photo by Ray Laskey